Re: GNOME 2.20 Python version

On Ter, 2007-03-13 at 16:57 +0100, Lo�Minier wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2007, Elijah Newren wrote:
> > Unlike GNOME and Linux, Python does not use odd version numbers for
> > development versions.  Thus 2.5 is the latest production version of
> > Python, rather than the latest development version.
>  I know 2.5 is a stable release; my point is that this needlessly raises
>  the bar to build GNOME: anyone is free to build GNOME with whatever
>  version of libc6, gcc, or python that one wants to catch some bugs (in
>  GNOME or in these projects), but imposing the python version to be so
>  high by default seems a gratuitous change.  3 out of 5 Ubuntu releases
>  do not have Python 2.5 by default, no Debian release has it and the
>  next one wont have it.

  I am not proposing that GNOME modules using Python should require a
minimum Python version of 2.5.  I am only proposing that "jhbuild
bootstrap" install the python 2.5 tarball instead of python 2.4.  The
effect of this change is:

  1. We start putting more emphasis on testing GNOME-over-python2.5
rather than GNOME-over-python2.4 (the latter has already been
extensively tested over the years, while the former hasn't);

  2. We require that GNOME modules using Python make an effort to work
on Python 2.5, in addition to Python 2.4.

  I think primarily it's a matter of which version of python we prefer
to test.  I say we test GNOME with python 2.5 because it's the new
stable version of python and python 2.4 is not maintained any more.

Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
<gjc inescporto pt> <gustavo users sourceforge net>
The universe is always one step beyond logic

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